Your FLC Skyhawks are currently in 4th place overall, trailing the Madison Knights, Colorado Buffalos, and Lindenwood Lions. We are 32 points out of second place and are in the running for glory. Unfortunately, Marian is poised to win as they have won the TTT and Crit fro both men and women. Sun of a gun! FLC has placed 2nd in the past to Marian and that is the best they have ever done in D1 competition.
Ivie was our top finisher for the women in 21st place and Lauren was 40th. Natalie was 51st and Sofia was crashed out on the first lap, but still picked off several riders. Amazingly Ive also crashed out and destroyed her bike and rode a random bike to 21st place.
Renan was our top man in 3rd with Griffen, who suffered a crash late in the race at 5th. Dean rode a sweet race to 30th place and Trevor was 85th in the 131 strong field of Divison 1 Collegiate racers.
Sunday race will showcase the all around road rider. The course starts with laps in the Eden valley and then decends technical downihill, that leads to rollers, that lead to a massive but short hill climb, that then leads to a coal bank-esk decent that finishes with 10k of rollers. Our student athletes have pre ridden the course and are ready for the task at hand. Word on campus is that we can win this thing, Go Skyhaks.
Women- Lauren, Ivie, Natalie, Sofia
Men- Payson, Howard, Aaron, Griffen
Your FLC Skyhawks raced the Team Time Trial today out at Antelope Island in Ogden, Utah today and finished a respective 3rd for the boys and 7th for the ladies. The men, last years defending champs lost to strong teams in Marian College and Lindenwood University. The Marian women’s team also took the win for the 3rd straight year. Tomorrow is the criterium in downtown Ogden, Utah. Full Results Here.
Its true, half the reason your Skyhawks fly right is directly related to the amazing support staff that the Fort Lewis College employs. You guys are the man!
Your FLC Skyhawks spent the day eating good, training right and making sure they punched their fun cards for the day. Heading out to Antelope Island for a day of team Time Trial practice, the SKyhawks encountered sunny skies and toothen smiles. Tomorrow is the first race of the weekend and the focus is on Team! Lets do this.
The Fort Lewis College Skyhawk road team has left Durango for Ogden, Utah and the Collegiate Road National Championships. The event consists of a team time trial on friday, a criterium on saturday and a road race on sunday. The Skyhawks placed 3rd last year and have yet to win the elusive road title. Photos from the road trip below. Yes, its true, the FLC trailer broke down again, and again it was Rick who came to our rescue in Dove Creek. Amazing. Tomorrow we practice the TT course and search for wild Buffalo!
FLC Skyhawk Road Nats team members met with the students of Needham Elementary this monday morning to talk bike tech. The kids are learning about engineering and have plans of designing their own bike during the week long skill building program. The FLC athletes talked about their bikes and how they work with over 300 kids in attendance.
After yet another great year on the road in the RMCCC, CU just pipping us for the conference team title, FLC Cycling is ready to make an announcement.
Well, all us coach types have had to think hard and make some difficult decisions to chose the team that’ll represent FLC at Collegiate Road Nationals in Ogden, UT, May 3-5. We want to thank those in contention for giving it all this road season – you all should have the inside line to next years team.
|Sofia Gomez Villafane|
Wish us luck at Nats and be sure to keep an eye on http://cycling.fortlewis.edu for blog updates, the team Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FLCCyclingTeam and I promise to try to twitter – @flccycling
The 2013 FLC Cycling Squawker Road Classic is coming up on April 6th and 7th. With 3 races in two days it is quite an undertaking, especially for course marshals, but if you have a specialty, we’ll use you. If you aren’t racing – then perfect, come help us out. If you are planning on racing please do your part and find someone who can help out. We have 5 registration shifts and 5 course marshal shifts.
Sat. April 6 - 6:30am-9am – 4 people, 10am-2pm – 2 people, 2pm-5pm – 1 person
Sun. April 7 - 6:30am-10am – 2 people, 10am-1pm – 2 people
Sat. April 6 - 7am-10am – 4 people , 10:30am-2:30pm – 8 people, 2pm-6pm – 8 people
Sun. April 7 - 7am-11am – 19 people, 10:30am-3pm – 19 people
Please contact Dave Hagen at firstname.lastname@example.org and please include desired shift, name, cell phone and email.
Race Flyer can be found here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACFlyers/FL_2013-1102.pdf
Hope to see you all out there one way or another.
FLC Cycling Team Administrator